Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable, and enduring social bonds

  title={Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable, and enduring social bonds},
  author={Joan B. Silk and Jacinta C Beehner and Thore J Bergman and Catherine Crockford and Anne L. Engh and Liza R Moscovice and Roman M Wittig and Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L Cheney},
  booktitle={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Analyses of the pattern of associations, social interactions, coalitions, and aggression among chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in the Okavango Delta of Botswana over a 16-year period indicate that adult females form close, equitable, supportive, and enduring social relationships. They show strong and stable preferences for close kin, particularly their own mothers and daughters. Females also form strong attachments to unrelated females who are close to their own age and who are likely… CONTINUE READING
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